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#33 Yolanda Richardson
Position: Center
Height: 6'2"
Year: Junior
City/State: Toledo, OH
High School: Start
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Yolanda Richardson Bio
Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Release: 09/24/2009

Outlook & Highlights
Became first UT recruit from Toledo City League since 1993 (Kim Bradley, Whitmer) ... Two-time All-MAC (second team in 2012-13; second team in 2011-12)... Established herself as one of top shot blockers in MAC and showed glimpses of what strong rebounder and scorer she can be ... Four-time MAC West Division Player of the Week (twice in 2012-13, twice in 2011-12) ... Tied for sixth most in school history ... Scored in double figures on 45 occasions at Toledo (15 times in 2012-13, 19 in 2011-12, eight in 2010-11, three in 2009-10), including 11 double-doubles ... Swatted at least three shots on 29 occasions at Toledo (eight times in 2012-13, nine in 2011-12, six in 2010-11, six in 2009-10) ... Grabbed at least seven rebounds on 51 occasions at Toledo (17 times in 2012-13, 17 in 2011-12, 11 in 2010-11, six in 2009-10) ... Sits first in Toledo annals in career blocked shots (213, second-most in MAC history), second in games played (136), third in overall field goal percentage (56.6%, 490-of-866) and 21st in scoring (1,062) ... Member of Dean’s List the last two semesters.

As a Senior (2012-13)
Co-captain ... Second-team All-MAC ... Academic All-MAC ... College Sports Madness first-team All-MAC ... Appeared in all 33 games, making 32 starts ... Averaged 9.5 points, squad-best 7.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, team-best 1.3 blocks and 0.6 steals in 22.5 minutes per game ... In MAC contests, tallied 9.0 ppg, team-best 7.9 rpg, 0.8 apg, squad-best 1.5 bpg and 0.6 spg in 23.3 mpg ... Ranked first in MAC in overall field goal percentage (58.6%, 146-of-249), third in offensive boards (3.1 rpg), fourth in blocked shots, sixth in overall rebounding, 13th in defensive caroms (4.0 rpg) and 25th in scoring  ... Led Rockets in rejections team-high 19 times, rebounding squad-best 12 occasions, as well as scoring seven times ... Earned team’s "Top Interior Award" for second-consecutive season ... Finished with career-best 24 points and team-high eight caroms vs. Charlotte in opening contest of GSU Holiday & Hoops Tournament (Dec. 29) ... Named MAC West Division Player of the Week (Nov. 12-18), totaling 19 points, 11 rebounds and two rejections in 27 minutes at Dayton to record ninth career double-double (Nov. 14) ... Named MAC West Division Player of the Week (March 4-10), tallying team-tying best 14 points, career-high 16 rebounds and contest-best three rejections vs. Ball State to post 10th career double-double (March 14) ... Contributed 12 points, team-tying best seven boards and career-high three steals vs. Butler in first round of WNIT (March 21) ... Had 13 points and 10 caroms vs. Central Michigan in MAC Tournament Semifinals to record 11th career double-double (March 15) ... Contributed six points and six rebounds at Western Michigan, becoming 24th player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points (Feb. 28) ... Registered 12 points and four caroms vs. Illinois in ‘Sweet 16’ of WNIT (March 28) ... Totaled 18 points, nine boards and season-tying best four rejections in 30 minutes at Central Michigan (Feb. 24) ... Had 11 points, nine rebounds and game-high three rejections at Ball State (Feb. 10) ... Finished with eight points and game-high 10 boards at Miami (Feb. 6) ... Totaled contest-best 15 points, six rebounds, two helpers and two rejections vs. Ohio (Jan. 31) ... Contributed team-high 16 points, squad-best eight caroms, game-high three blocks and season-best two steals at Akron (Jan. 23) ... Tallied 10 points, team-best eight boards and two helpers in 31 minutes vs. Central Michigan in MAC opener (Jan. 10) ... Selected to GSU Holiday & Hoops All-Tournament Squad (team-high 14.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.5 bpg) (Dec. 29-30) ... Contributed 12 points, five boards and season-high four rejections vs. Prairie View A&M in championship game of Toledo Invite (Dec. 21) ... Selected to Glass City All-Tournament Squad (7.0 ppg, team-high 6.0 rpg, squad-best 2.0 bpg) (Dec. 1-2) ... Had 12 points, nine boards, season-high three helpers and two rejections vs. St. Bonaventure in championship contest of Glass City tourney (Dec. 2) ... Tallied seven points, team-best 10 boards and game-high three rejections in 30 minutes at Colorado State (Nov. 20) ... Named to Preseason All-MAC West Division Team.

As a Junior (2011-12)
Second-team All-MAC ... Appeared in all 34 games, making 30 starts ... Averaged 10.3 points, team-high 6.7 rebounds, league-best 2.1 blocks, 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals in 24.2 minutes per game ... In MAC contests, tallied 11.8 ppg, team-high 8.1 rpg, league-best 2.9 bpg and 1.9 apg ... Ranked first in MAC in overall field-goal percentage (62.4%, 161-of-258) and blocked shots (36th in NCAA), ninth in offensive caroms (2.5 rpg), 11th in overall rebounding, 13th in defensive boards (4.2 rpg) and 21st in scoring ... Earned team's "Top Interior Player Award" ... L
ed Rockets in rejections team-high 30 times, rebounding squad-best 18 occasions, as well as scoring nine times and steals on three occasions ... Totaled five double-doubles against Eastern Michigan in MAC Tournament Semifinals (15 pts., 10 reb., March 9), Buffalo (17 pts., 11 reb., 4 blk., Jan. 28), Ohio (18 pts., 15 reb., six blks., Jan. 22), Western Michigan (17 pts., 10 reb., Jan. 5) and Marquette (14 pts., 10 reb., Dec. 31) ... Named MAC West Division Player of the Week (Jan. 16-22) for second time this season, registering team-highs in points (19.0 ppg), rebounds (9.0 rpg) and blocked shots (4.5 bpg) in victories against Ball State (Jan. 19) and Ohio (Jan. 22) ... Named MAC West Division Player of the Week (Dec. 26-Jan. 2), tallying team-high 16.5 points, squad-best 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in contests against Northwestern (Dec. 27) and Marquette (Dec. 31) ... Equalled career-high with 20 points, three blocked shots, three boards and two assists vs. Cardinals (Jan. 19) ... Contributed 11.0 ppg, team-high 7.0 rpg, 1.5 apg and squad-best 1.3 bpg in 22.0 mpg in WNIT (March 16-24) ... Totaled 17 points, team-high eight caroms and two dimes off bench vs. VCU in ‘Sweet 16' of WNIT (March 22) ... Finished with 14 points and team-high six boards off bench vs. Cincinnati in second round of WNIT (March 19) ... Tallied 10.5 ppg, team-high 8.5 rpg and squad-best 2.0 bpg in MAC Tournament, shooting blistering 83.3 percent (10-of-12) from floor (March 8-9) ...  Finished with 13 points, team-high nine caroms and game-high four rejections at Ball State in regular-season finale (Feb. 28) ... Contributed team-high 18 points, nine rebounds, season-tying best six blocks and two thefts at Eastern Michigan (Feb. 21) ... Had game-high 16 points, five rebounds and two rejections at Northern Illinois (Jan. 14) ... Tallied 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes vs. Wildcats (Dec. 27).

As a Sophomore (2010-11)
Appeared in 36 games, making four starts ... Sat out contest at Akron (Feb. 2) with concussion-like symptoms caused in Kent State game (Jan. 29) ... Averaged 7.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, squad-best 1.4 blocks, 0.3 assists and 0.5 steals in 18.1 minutes per game ... In MAC contests, tallied 5.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, team-high 1.5 bpg and 0.5 spg ... Ranked fourth in MAC in blocked shots, fifth in field-goal percentage (50.8%, 123-of-242) and 13th in offensive boards (2.36 rpg) ... Earned team's "Most Improved Award" ... Led Rockets in blocked shots a squad-best 21 times, as well as rebounding nine times and thefts and scoring on two occasions ... Totaled two double-doubles against Eastern Michigan (16 pts., 10 reb., Jan. 15) and North Dakota (17 pts., 12 reb., Jan. 1) ... Named to WNIT All-Tournament Team (11.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg and squad-best 1.0 bpg in 24.3 mpg (March 16-April 2) ... Knocked down all seven field-goal attempts and finished with 14 points and four boards vs. Charlotte in WNIT Semifinals (March 30) ... Equalled career high with 20 points, squad-best eight caroms and game-high two blocked shots in second start of season vs. Auburn in second round of WNIT (March 19) ... Registered team-high 14 points, nine caroms and one blocked shot in 28 minutes vs. Delaware in first round of WNIT (March 16) ... Finished with 13 points and four rebounds in 28 minutes vs. Syracuse in WNIT Quarterfinals (March 27) ... Finished with eight points, nine rebounds and game-high five rejections in 29 minutes vs. Eastern Michigan in MAC Tournament Semifinals (March 11) ... Had 10 points, nine rebounds, season-high five blocked shots and two steals in 25 minutes vs. Akron in MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (March 9) ... Totaled eight points, team-high 10 boards and three rejections in career-best 29 minutes at Northwestern (Dec. 22) ... Tallied eight points and team-high 11 caroms at Saint Peter's (Nov. 30) ... Registered game-high 11 boards vs. Saint Francis (PA) in first round of Preseason WNIT (Nov. 12).

As a Freshman (2009-10)
Appeared in 32 games off bench ... Averaged 4.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, team-high 1.6 blocks and 0.3 steals in 11.4 minutes per game ... In MAC contests, tallied 4.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 1.7 bpg ... Ranked second in MAC in rejections ... Led team in blocked shots team-high 20 times, rebounding on four occasions, as well as scoring and steals once ... Posted first-collegiate double-double with career-high 20 points and 15 rebounds in only 19 minutes vs. Miami (Jan. 23) ... Had 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots (tied for seventh most in school history in single game) in 19 minutes vs. Saint Peter's (Nov. 21) ... Registered eight points, team-high eight caroms, career-high eight blocked shots (second most in school history in single game), two steals and one assist in season-best 26 minutes at Western Michigan (Jan. 20) ... Tallied 5.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in 14.3 minutes per game in MAC Tournament (March 10-13) ... Posted five points, eight caroms and two blocked shots vs. Bowling Green in MAC Tournament Finals (March 13) ... Totaled four points, two caroms, season-high two assists, one blocked shot and one steal in 20 minutes vs. Pittsburgh in first round of WNIT (March 19) ... Had six points, five boards and league-tourney record six rejections vs. Kent State in MAC Tournament Semifinals (March 12) Registered five points, three rebounds and two rejections in 10 minutes at Central Michigan (Feb. 24) ... Totaled nine points, team-best 10 boards and game-high four rejections in 21 minutes vs. Western Michigan (Feb. 13) ... Registered 10 points, seven boards, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal at UTEP (Nov. 24) ... Had eight points, six caroms and one theft in 20 minutes in collegiate debut vs. Northwestern (Nov. 13).

High School
As a Senior -
Averaged 14.8 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game ... Collected Toledo City League and Associated Press Northwest All-District Player of the Year honors, as well as first-team all-state ... Helped the 22-3 Spartans to city league, Division I district and regional championships, en route to school's first appearance in state finals ... Ranked No. 283 nationally by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and No. 32 center by ESPN.com ... As a Junior - Averaged 13.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots per game ... First-team all-city and all-district selection ... Named one of Toledo Blade's "Top Five" players ... Helped squad to 17-4 overall ledger, including 9-2 in league action ... Career - Starred for coaches Robert Brown and Sean Flemmings at Roy C. Start High School ... Lettered four years in basketball ... Three-year first-team Toledo City League honoree.

Personal
Born Yolanda Nicole Richardson on January 14, 1991 ... Parents are Earl and Maxine Richardson ... Majoring in recreational therapy.

Richardson's Career Highs
Points:
24 vs. Charlotte (12/29/12)
Rebounds: 16 vs. Ball State (3/6/13)
Assists: 5 at Central Michigan (2/15/12)
Blocks: 8 at Western Michigan (1/20/10)
Steals: 3 vs. Butler (3/21/13)
Field Goals: 12 vs. Charlotte (12/29/12)
Free Throws: 4 vs. Miami (1/23/10)
3-Point FGs: None
Minutes: 34 at Western Michigan (1/5/12)

Richardson's Career Statistics

Year G/GS MIN FG-FGA PCT 3FG-ATT PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS AVG REB AVG A BS S
2009-10 33/0 377 60-116 .517 0-0 .000 13-41 .317 133 4.0 119 3.6 8 52 9
2010-11 36/4 651 123-242 .508 0-0 .000 20-57 .351 266 7.4 200 5.6 12 49 18
2011-12 34/30 822 161-258 .624 0-0 .000 28-62 .452 350 10.3 227 6.7 52 70 16
2012-13 33/32 742 146-249 .586 0-0 .000 21-54 .389 313 9.5 236 7.2 26 42 18
Totals 136/66 2,592 490-866 .566 0-0 .000 82-214 .383 1,062 7.8 782 5.8 98 213 61
     
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